The weather is extremely bad in Skye and photographic opportunities are few and far between.  The below image was taken just before sunset, and although it is a colour image it appears almost monochrome.

Ad Hoc Practice 1 – Alison Price, June 2022

And the following images were captured at mid-day when dense fog descended over Broadford Bay, obscuring the view of the mainland and the various Islands dotted across the water.  These images are naturally low key, but I do like the colour of the seaweed against its white background.

Ad Hoc Practice 2 – Alison Price, June 2022

Ad Hoc Practice 3 – Alison Price, June 2022

I decide to make an impromptu visit to Loch Cill Chriosd to see if the mist and fog has extended inland too, as I have only seen these conditions on the loch once before.  There is no mist, but I am excited to see that the white and yellow heads of water lilies are dotted across the water.  These beautiful and evocative flowers do not necessarily return every year and can be very limited in their display, and so I am keen to capture a few shots, vowing also to return tomorrow.

Ad Hoc Practice 4 – Alison Price, June 2022

Ad Hoc Practice 5 – Alison Price, June 2022

Ad Hoc Practice 6 – Alison Price, June 2022

Ad Hoc Practice 7 – Alison Price, June 2022

Ad hoc Practice 8 – Alison Price, June 2022

At this time of year, the reeds are at their most vigorous, creating a challenge to the photographer seeking to capture the small and often obscured heads of the water lilies.  The reflections of the reeds in the water only serve to make the task even more demanding!  However, the images here, show the reality of the tiny lily flowers fighting to find space to breathe and grow in a loch swamped by the reeds.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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